STUNNING NEW STUDY PROVES THAT PEOPLE PREFER PHYSICAL PAIN TO HARD THINKING
So I’m going to make this as easy to read as possible, for the simple reasoning behind the headline. I don’t want any reader thinking to hard and find they prefer pain more than reading this. Sure, thinking can be a chore. But this new study actually surprises me. Yet considering how much millions of Americans prefer consuming misinformation in recent years, maybe I shouldn’t be surprised at all. Because this study proves that many people prefer physical pain over hard thinking. I’m sure advertisement delivery systems like Facebook are none too happy the cat is out of the bag.
PEOPLE IN 2020 LAB STUDY PREFERRED HOT ZAP AND PAIN TO HARD THINKING AT MCGILL UNIVERSITY
The news is from a study that Daniel Graham, author of An Internet in Your Head: A New Paradigm for How the Brain Works. He wrote about his study in Psychology Today, detailing how hard thinking is a problem for many. Back in 2020, there was a lab study at McGill University where 39 healthy people had two options: perform a mental task (identifying letters on a screen) or getting hit with an electric heater zap at temps as high as 120 degrees. Fahrenheit, of course. But hard thinking took a hard second to the hot zap. I’d say think about that, but…
PEOPLE’S PREFERENCE OF PHYSICAL PAIN TO HARD THINKING DOESN’T SPEAK WELL OF SOCIETY TODAY
So if the idea of pain over an alternative sounds familiar, you may remember the scene from Ghostbusters, where Dr. Peter Venckman shocks a subject who isn’t psychic enough to identify random cards blindly. Well, sort of. But this study needs to open up some serious, well, thought, about what people are really like when it comes to lifestyle, and the irrational thought processes that are all too common of late. Hard thinking should be the most common social norm. Instead? We’d all like to suffer mild (at least) torture instead. That doesn’t speak well of the modern human condition, does it?